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stream (flood)
things fall down fall in straight lines or ripple along in lines
state
drops of land rising out of a stream...wonder how state lines are drawn between rivers...
obey
stream....head.... either one obeys the person who is the head of the company or else obeys by following the stream of opinion("current practice")
water
looks like a snowflake..walking stick dropped into water sending drop out in 4 directions
icicle
holding icicle up to light and crystallization of five pointed stars looks like the kanji
eternity
seeing "eternity in a drop of water"
spring
bubbling spring of white water..white at top...water at bottom....
meadow
mountain meadow in Alps... ...opening scene of Sound of Music..springs bubbling up across the meadow to form a path that leads to a cliff
petition
Wizard of Oz head in the middle of a flowery meadow....scarecrow, lion, and tin man petitioning Oz....
swim
water...eternity... eternal bliss while swimming in an endless expanse of water without a care in the world
marsh
land becomes marshy because it seduces the water over to its side
open sea
in the middle of a great body of water
creek
water....craft.... made by finding a mainstream of water somewhere and digging a path into dry land...
soup
ten ingredients boiling in water
tide
water...morning... morning tide
source
water....meadow... water under a meadow..with a spring breaking through the surface
lively
tongues babbling and splashing around like flowing water
extinguish
drops of water dropped onto sparks
but of course
mothering grilling teenager going on 1st date...did you shower?...but of course
river
little engine that could chugging down mississippi as a river boat
overnight
need to sleep at inn...expect bit of water in order to wash up..and also needs clean white sheets to rest in
lake
water..old..flesh... legend..people set adrify in stormy lake because their flesh got too old to bear the burden of life
fathom
fathoming a body of water several hundred feet deep by using a gigantic ruler
soil (ground, dirt, land)
mound of soil piled on ground
spit
mouth full of dirt....spit it out as fast as you can
pressure
steep cliff with no trees...slightest pressure will cause a landslide
cape
soil which represents land...unusual things go on...haunted house...eerie sky overhead... ...howling wind..cape odd
hedge
miraculous hedge of roses completely spanning the castle grounds...no wonder it took forever to find Sleeping Beauty
square jewel (ivy)
mammoth precious stone, several feet high, made by piliing up large heaps of soil on top of one another (ivy that covers the ground to form a sort of "second" ground that can be tricky to walk on without tripping
seal
to seal letters....instead of using traditional wax seal, you glue a sprig of ivy on the outside...
horizon
after seeing a constant horizon of water everywhere while at sea, could there be anything more delighting than looking and seeing ivy-clad cliffs on a new horizon
buddhist temple
newcomer wants to attach himself to temple...picks a patch of unoccupied land and glues himself to the place
time
sun rising over Buddhist temples..monk meditating pondering of the question of "what is time"
level (i.e. a level surface)
soil being scooped into a ladle and then made level(presumable because you're measuring soil)
fireplace or raging conflagration (flames, cauldron, cooking fire, oven fire)
volcano eruptions
inflammation
fire belongs in a hearth, not over it...when it spreads to rest of the house, the house is inflamed, with any inflammation, the danger is that it might spread if not checked
anxiety
head is set on fire(resulting in a throbbing headache)
thin
inflammation in the medical sense...first water related inflammation that pops into mind is dehydration....or think of it as a thin person inflammed with dehydration
lamp
nail down just a bit of fire to light up the text of the evening newspaper.....a lamp....
farm
fireplace(hearth)...field...warm hearth to sit by at night and well-plowed field to grow crops in by day
disaster
floods...fires...a great flood pouring down on a great forest fire
ashes
fire(fireplace)...what do you do with bucket of ashes from fireplace?...naturally you walk to the edge of a cliff and dump the ashes
spot
if you look into a fire for a long time and then turn aside, you will see spots before your eyes...an old witch sits before her cauldron and watches the spots that show up when she turns to look at you, and from that tells you your fortune
illuminate (i.e. to make something shine)
shining...oven's fire....if you glaze a pot and put it into the oven to fire it, you in fact illuminate it
fish
bound up...rice field...cooking fire.....first a fish is caught and bound up on a line with its friends, when the fisherman gets home he cuts of the head and tosses it, with entrails out into rice fields for fertilizer, and the rest of the fish he sets in a skillet over a cooking fire fore his supper
fishing
water, where the fish were happily at home before being caught, disemboweled, and eaten